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'rourke made a great observation 20 years ago when said if you think healthcare is expensive now wait until it is free. what we are seeing is the free healthcare that was promised and it is anything but free. >> well, and, of course, there are going to be volumes and volumes of regulations coming from the healthcare law and we are already starting to see some of those and a lot of red flags for people. when the hhs regulation came out on the issue of contraception that has sparked dozens of legal battles across the country. another regulation that recently has been rolled out raising a lot of eyebrows as well. the $63 a head charge meant to cover preexisting condition costs but that $63 a head as i underand it it is going to be levied on everyone, healthy, well, or with a preexisting condition. >> this is a natural reaction to things like just the passing a magic wand and saying that preexisting conditions are going to be covered. how? somebody has to pay for these things. now, we are learning, everyone is paying for these things. this free healthcare was never free. it is expensive and alr
passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. to go along with you. who helped make slea difference last yearose for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a f
: curing the healthcare crisis," the new book in 2012 and john goodman is the author. this is booktv on c-span 2. >> they are just necessary to restore economic health. president george w. bush who wrote the forward to the book makes opening remarks. this is about 45 minutes. [cheers and applause] >> thank you all for coming. so when we have an event like this a year from now, as nice as harlan's operation is, i think would be a place you really like on the smu campus. thank you for your house italic t. it's a pretty good interim step. i want to thank a soldier turner at smu, president of the united states. with the bush center -- the provost and vice president are here with their spouses. were fortunate to be associated with smu. our relationship has exceeded our expectations. i hope we've exceeded yours. we are very much involved in action oriented programs. want to be known as the thing tank. i want to be known as an action oriented place that can make a difference in the world. i want to thank you all for having faith in us when we first convince you to support the bush center on the
a pill for that. is this the latest way to cope with grief or to cut healthcare costs. >> ban adoption from one nation to the next. it's about to happen in russia. where moscow is going to approve a ban on american couples only from adopteding russian children. we just improved our trade relations with them, why are they doing this? have our relations with the putin regime deteriorated that much? senior fellow with the center of transatlantic relations at johns hopkins university. what is this really about? >> this is about vladimir putin playing to his base which is nationalistic and poor as he's losing moscow and it's about vladimir putin sending a signal to the united states that he does not want us interfering in russia's internal affairs and this is a convenient way to send that message. >> let's, explain why they would think that with this trade status improvement there was a little clause that said if someone violates human rights in russia you're not going to be able to get a vase to get in here. what is this law called? >> the magity insky bill. >> sergei died in prison. who h
of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >>> with the nomination of john kerry as secretary of state, the changing of the guard at america's chief diplomatic post is under way. but the new year will bring a host of problems including iran, which today claims it has successfully sir come vented sanctions on the sale of its oil. iran's oil minister said the countr
a retirement benefit, a health-care benefit, those are entitlements, two, up to and including the entitlements for the congressman. let's be fair. when they start talking about entitlements and hold it to those three items, let's hold their feet to the fire and make them talk about entitlements for the other folks, too. host: appreciate you calling this morning. donna writes about this on twitter. if that to facebook here. -- back to you facebook here. budget showdown hits the keep week. that is of the front page reminding us of the deadline looming. it is a bloomberg story here out of the district. i you can watch the byplay here on the c-span that works with the president heading back to town tonight. the senate and house are due back tomorrow. billy from jacksonville, florida, to life for waiting. caller: i am very optimistic but i worry that the president will not get a chance because lindsey gramm already stated he will fight. i think there will already be another big fight for the debt ceiling. host: how does that make you optimistic that? caller: they know they have to do something, and
aspect of healthcare, mental health illness what is wrong with that? >> nothing, that is what the media does. to respond to what jim says. we export jaime, fox' movies all over the world. our culture, video games, movies made in america are seen everywhere else. why only in the united states do do we have this constant drumbeat of store i have rivets i can actions take being place in school. we don't see this happening around the world. to the extent we see it happening, time after time after time, four times since this president has been in office in the united states of america, y. >> there is a fair amount of violence around the world. it comes in all different forms, that's for sure. and look, kelly, you know, look you might need to spend more time watching, say cnn where people like piers morgan and others pound away on the gun issue all the time. you might have seen david gregor on nbc flailing away. it's clear that big chunks of the mainstream media have an agenda against guns. >> do you think the media is more responsible than guns are? do you think they are more responsible tha
in the healthcare law to providers. 50 million people rely on this program. it benefits individuals over the age of 65. a lot of people depend on it. host: what is the current budget for medicare? guest: about $550 billion for this year. host: does that include the premiums that seniors pay? guest: what they pay it will go to the payments that will go to the doctors that care for the beneficiary. host: how much is coming out of general revenue? guest: the beneficiaries pay 25% of the program in part b. in part d, you have about 32 beneficiaries that are on the program. host: medicare is divided into four parts. part a is hospital insurance. host: how did the affordable care act change medicare? guest: it will take $716 billion away from medicare providers. the payments will still grow. providers of care will see their reimbursements decrease. beneficiaries receive some new services. they will get some help if they are enrolled in the drug program. they will be helped to close the donut hole. host: how is medicare being looked at? guest: medicare providers will be cut by 2%. providers will be cut
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